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Editorial - St Maarten News
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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What about testing?

With the declaration of a state of emergency last night during the Prime Minister’s online press briefing the island is on lockdown 24/7, effectively a police state for two weeks. While the purpose of this More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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The far-reaching consequences of the state of emergency

PHILIPSBURG – The state of emergency has far-reaching consequences for the civil rights of St. Maarten’s inhabitants. The national decree that declared the state of emergency refers rather casually to article More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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State of emergency: island on 24/7 lockdown

PHILIPSBURG – Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs declared the state of emergency for St. Maarten on Saturday. The measure goes into force on Sunday, April 5, for a period of two weeks. Nobody will be allowed to be More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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New York Times foresees “months of duress and uncertainty”

Photo caption: Holland House Beach Hotel also completely shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. PHILIPSBURG – Most of the 51 units at the Princess Heights Boutique Condo Hotel in Oyster Pond are empty these More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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Detainees in the Netherlands transferred back to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten was made aware that the Netherlands would be returning three of the detainees on March 28, 2020, who were transferred to the Netherlands due to the state that the Pointe Blanche prison More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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Doran takes authority to issue certificates of conduct away from chief prosecutor

PHILIPSBURG – Shortly before he left office Minister of Justice Jurendy Doran, currently minister of public housing, urban planning, environment and infrastructure (VROMI) issued a decree that revokes the mandate More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Senior diabetics complain about SZV and Medicosmetics

PHILIPSBURG – Medicosmetics provides faulty testers for people suffering from diabetes, the Antipoverty Platform and the Consumers Coalition said through their spokesman Drs. Raymond Jessurun at a press conference More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Pandemie drijft de prijzen van voedsel op op Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – Prijsstijgingen in de supermarkten zorgen voor een storm van klachten op social media. Food shoppers plaatsen foto’s van items die twee weken geleden een stuk minder kostten dan nu. ‘Ze More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Pandemic drives up food prices

PHILIPSBURG – Price increases in supermarkets trigger a storm of complaints on social media. Food shoppers post pictures of items that cost a lot less two weeks ago than they do now. “They are killing More...

PFP Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs Rayheon Peterson
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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PFP leaves digital meeting: waste of time

PHILIPBURG – Party for Progress Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson walked out of an online meeting of parliament on Monday when it was about to handle the resignation of the (already departed) More...